SPOKANE, Wash. – The 18th-ranked Oregon Ducks produced their best offensive outing since reinstatement on Wednesday, defeating Gonzaga 19-10 at the Patterson Baseball Complex.
The Ducks improve to 25-12 on the season, while the Bulldogs fall to 13-24-1.
Oregon faced five Gonzaga pitchers, and tied a program single-game record with 25 hits. The feat was only accomplished once before vs. Portland State on May 6, 1974.
The Ducks 19 runs were the most for the program in the modern era, and tied for the fourth largest total all-time.
UO totaled nine extra base hits for the game with four home runs and five doubles.
The home run contingent included KC Serna, who hit his second of the series and season with a two-run shot to right in the second. It was the fifth homer of his career as the Ducks’ starting shortstop was 1-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored.
Freshman Steven Packard had a two-run homer to right center in the third – the second of his collegiate career, and was 1-for-3 on the day with three RBIs, a walk and two runs scored.
Sophomore Danny Pulfer hit the third homer of his season and career with a shot to left center in the sixth, as the second baseman went 2-fo2-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
The last home run belonged to sophomore Dylan Gavin – the two-run blast in the seventh was the first of his collegiate career as he finished his day 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
The Ducks’ four home runs were a new single-game record for the modern era.
Oregon’s 25th hit came from redshirt freshman Taylor Ausbun. In his first career at-bat, the Puyallup, Wash., native singled to right center.
The game ended in the eighth due to a 4:15 p.m. curfew placed on the game for Oregon’s travel.
Right-hander Madison Boer (2-1) took the win in a controlled start, tossing four innings and allowing four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two.
Gonzaga starter Jacob Brown (0-2) took the loss after allowing three runs on five hits and one walk in just one and 2/3 innings of work.
Oregon returns to action on Friday hosting USC at PK Park. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.